TRANSIT PASSENGER-MILES

TRANSIT PASSENGER-MILES

Transit passenger-miles (annual data)

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Transit passenger-miles (annual data) - Bus, heavy rail, commuter rail. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Transit-passenger miles (annual data)

Transit-passenger miles (annual data) - Light rail, demand response, trolley bus, other. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Passenger-miles of both light rail and heavy rail have been increasing since 1997. In 2000, 4 billion transit vehicle-miles were operated. 45 percent of passenger-miles were operated by buses.

Passenger-miles (millions) 1999 2000
Bus 21,205 21,241
Percent change from previous year   4.15   0.17
Heavy rail 12,902 13,844
Percent change from previous year   5.03   7.30
Commuter rail  8,766  9,402
Percent change from previous year   0.71   7.26
Light rail  1,206  1,356
Percent change from previous year   6.91  12.44
Demand response    813    839
Percent change from previous year  10.61    3.2
Other    779    792
Percent change from previous year   5.99   1.67
Trolleybus    186    192
Percent change from previous year    2.2   3.23

NOTE: Demand Response- Non-fixed-route service utilizing vans or buses with passengers boarding and alighting at pre-arranged times at any location within the systems service area.
For definitions of other modes, please see page 32.

SOURCE: American Public Transportation Association, APTA 2001 Public Transportation Fact Book, 2000 numbers: personal communication.